Character: This is one of our favorite leathers for our shoes. It has an ideal thickness, pliability, and wax content perfect for shoes made with no stiffeners. The wax content in darker colors can be augmented with more shoe wax to help with wet and cold weather. Some parts of this hide have a more pebbled look while others have a smoother texture. Be sure to indicate if you have a preference.
Care: This is best conditioned with a good quality liquid saddlesoap. Darker colors can be conditioned or cleaned with a shoe wax as well. Be sure to test a small area prior to using.
This leather is tanned in The Netherlands using only steer from less than 50km away. The tannery has set the standard for BAT (Best Available Technology) standards in the EU with 30% less water usage and no salinization of ground water. They split the leather to return 60% of the hide to the food chain and use remaining fats to create biogas used to heat their facilities and production.
There are inherent variations in natural leathers, handmade manufacturing, and local sourcing. Color and texture variations can vary within the same hide. Different monitors can also display colors differently. You may indicate any preferences in tone or texture in the Notes to Shoemaker section if you are looking for something specific so we can do our best to accomodate.